Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the birds (a sort of wild goose) which, in Cyrano de Bergerac's “Comic History of the Moon” (1649), are represented as drawing thither the chariot of the Spanish adventurer Dominique Gonzales.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world.
“The 14,500-square-foot center will be a multimedia extrava ganza with high-tech gadgetry, including flight simulators and life-size soldier video games.”
“During a musical performance by Brazilian teens, he decided to join in, grabbed a ganza, and started grooving to the beat.”
“That this extrava - ganza claims to be (and to some extent is) based on”
“Lepanto Province for a copper ganza, the customary way of purchasing ganzas, and the following week another Bontoc man sold a carabao for money to another Lepanto Ilokano.”
“The ganza or brass money goes by weight, which they call a _biza_; and commonly this biza is worth, in our way of reckoning, about half a crown or somewhat less.”
“It is needful to specify very precisely both the time of payment, and in what weight of ganzas they are to be paid, as an inexperienced person may be much imposed upon both in the weight and fineness of the _ganza_ money; for the weight rises and falls greatly from place to place, and he may be likewise deceived by false _ganzas_ or too much alloyed with lead.”
“This _ganza_ money is reckoned by _byzas_, each _byza_ being 100 _ganzas_, and is worth about half a ducat of our money, more or less according as gold is cheap or dear.”
“Such a political Demo-ganza would be hosted by an "A Team" including former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore, Senator Barak Obama, Hilary Clinton and others.”
“Thus after he had taken his leave of the vice-queen, he retired to Almada, without going to Bra - ganza-houee, or passin”
“ViLLArViciosA, a fortified town of Portugal, in Alentejo, with an old caftle, and a palace, where th*; dukes of fira - ganza forraeriy refilled. la the iuburb is an ancient temple,, originally built to tlie honour oi 'Pi-ofei-pine.”
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